Mid-20th Century Modernist Silver Shabbat Candlesticks by Ludwig Wolpert
Pair of sterling silver Shabbat candlesticks by Yehuda Ludwig Wolpert, New York, USA, circa 1960. Modernist style. Outwardly tapering base with stylized Hebrew lettering: "Or Chadash Metzion" (New Light of Zion). Stamped "Wolpert Sterling Silver" on the base. Ludwig Yehuda Wolpert studied sculpture and metalwork at the School of Arts & Crafts in Frankfurt-am-Main. He emigrated to Israel in 1933 w he became Professor of Metalwork at the New Bezalel School of Arts & Crafts in Jerusalem. In 1938 he earned international attention when his Bauhaus designs were exhibited at the worldâe(tm)s fair in the U.S. In 1956 Wolpert established the Toby Pascher Workshop at the Jewish Museum w he remained for 25 years, teaching and designing splendid ceremonial objects.